One Simple Idea For Implementing Feedback Processes in Asia

All expats who have managed a team in Asia know it: implementing feedback processes in Asia is very hard. People simply aren’t used to receiving feedback on an individual basis. If you do try to implement a process, then it happens on a regular basis that either people feel like they are losing face, or that they give each other…

Why Cross-Cultural Learning Depends on Both of You

It is no news that when you interact with someone from a new culture, you need to be open-minded and willing to learn. Without that, your communication is deemed to failure. The problem is: no matter how experienced you are in cross-cultural communication, the success of your encounter will always also depend on the other person. In his book Management…

Three Ideas on Giving Feedback in Asia

Today I will share with you three great ideas I learned from Will McInnes. While he is not the inventor of these ideas, he is the one who first wrote them down in his great book “Culture Shock. A Handbook for 21st Century Business“. Unfortunately in this limited space I won’t be able to explain what the bigger idea behind…